As mentioned in my post yesterday, I kept a log of my entire day today. Technically, I will log midnight to midnight; I will have to add anything that happens after 8:00 p.m. sometime tomorrow morning since I will not be on my computer from that point on tonight.
I have often wondered where my weekend goes... now I know!
In the log, my husband is "BW," my 2 year-old is "IG," and my 5 year-old is "CT."
1:10 a.m. - IG whimpered enough to wake me up, but not enough for me to check on him.
4:15 a.m. - Doyle, one of the beagles, decided this would be a great time to get sick. Thankfully BW handled the clean up!
6:32 - IG is awake, but still in his room.
6:37 - IG and CT climb into bed with us.
6:48 - IG gets me out of bed to find the missing "balloon" (little maraca). I dispense milk and bananas to the boys, turn on Sprout in the playroom, and head back to bed.
7:11 - IG wanders back into bed with me and hangs for a bit. CT brings a granola bar for me to open, which leads IG to go fetch a granola bar for himself. I take a moment to take my med, since I have to take it on an empty stomach and not eat for an hour.
7:26 - IG wanders back into bed.
7:34 - I give up and get up, throwing on sweatpants, a t-shirt, slippers, and a hoodie.
7:40 - Time to make BREAKFAST! I make chocolate chip pancakes (a double batch from scratch!) every Sunday that we are home. I freeze one batch of pancakes for the boys to eat during the week. While the pancakes are cooking, I empty the dishwasher, do more dishes, start the dishwasher, and make my coffee. The boys eat pancakes as the batches finish cooking.
8:28 - Finally sit down to eat my pancakes and check my "tech:" email, FB, G+, etc.
8:39 - IG has somehow "injured" his eye and requires kisses; he then climbs on my lap while I continue checking the tech. IG decides it is time to go shirtless and wanders off to play.
8:58 - Both boys fetch apples to eat.
9:10 - Refine my to-do list for the day.
9:16 - That's a lot on my to-do list! And my week looks busy, too!!
9:17 - Start working on letters for work only to discover I do no have a file that I need to complete the project. I do what I can then move on down the to-do list.
9:31 - Change a diaper for IG and refill his juice. (This happens often throughout the day, but I did not write them all down)
9:33 - Clean the toilets and sinks; I switch a load of laundry while I'm in that bathroom.
9:52 - Help IG find the lost apple (found on the playroom floor) and make a "pit stop." This is not my only "pit stop" of the day, however I neglected to write down when the other's occurred.
9:55 - Change the sheets on CT's bed.
10:05 - Fold one load of laundry. (BW took care of 3 loads today... woohoo!!)
10:30 - Realize I've been completely distracted by "Pop-Up Video" on VH1.
10:38 - Unload the dishwasher (yet again), do more dishes, and clean up the kitchen.
11:30 - Check the tech.
11:40 - Work on new tech stuff for work. (I love getting new gadgets!)
12:20 - Change a diaper for IG and tuck him in for his nap.
12:30 - Return to working on the tech stuff.
1:08 - LUNCH!!! And catch up on Project Runway :)
1:36 - IG is awake from him nap (not nearly long enough!), so I pause Project Runway to make lunch for the boys. As they eat, I clean up the playroom and vacuum upstairs.
2:10 - Time to bake the weekly treat!! I bake something each weekend to put in CT's lunchbox and for all of us to enjoy. This week is Lotsa Lemon Bars.
2:30 - Practice for the upcoming recital while the bars are baking.
3:00 - Mop the kitchen floor.
3:21 - Change the sheets on my bed and fold another load of laundry while watching Project Runway. Also do some ironing and organize my outfits for the week. Yes, I am that Geek. It makes my mornings just a bit easier to manage.
4:15 - Time to make SUPPER! I love to cook, so I tried a new recipe tonight: Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples over Polenta. It was pretty yummy. It needs a bit more flavor and color, but I'm not sure what to add, yet.
5:00 - EAT!!! During supper, BW and I work with CT to create a Consequence Chart. He's been displaying some not-so-favorable behaviors lately and we want a way to keep track of his choices and reward him for the good ones.
5:30 - Shower time! Why so late? I take my showers in the evening. I love going to bed nice and clean, and it is one less this to do in the morning.
5:45 - IG gets his bath. He loves to play in the tub! I sit outside the doorway (out of the "splash zone") to supervise. Tonight, I brought my MacBook and created the chart for CT that was discussed at supper. My mom called; CT talked to her while IG finished his bath.
6:15 - CT gets his bath; IG takes his turn taking to my mom on the phone, then I finally get a turn :)
6:40 - Make my lunch for tomorrow.
6:51 - Check the to-do list: DONE!!!
7:00 - Both boys brush their teeth, then IG goes to bed.
7:09 - Sit down to start typing up this blog.
7:30 - CT goes to bed; IG is already asleep.
7:44 - And now time has caught up with me...
I feel exhausted just reading over what I did today! I can focus a bit on ME before I go to bed :)